Monday, June 15, 2015

Bloom Day — June 2015

Storey staffers share their June blooms. 

I don’t know how things are growing where you live, but at my mostly-wooded home in the hills of the Pioneer Valley, my plants are on a weird schedule. Things that don’t normally flower until summer are almost through their blooming cycle while strawberries are just now starting to ripen enough for picking. It’s wonky, but it’s also added a lovely element of surprise to stepping out into the garden. This month, poppies are opening alongside peonies and irises abound. What’s blooming where you are? – Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor

Carolyn Eckert, Florence, Massachusetts

Royal Candles
Chinese dogwood

David Morrison, Lenox Dale, Massachusetts

Mountain bluet

Carleen Madigan, Cummington, Massachusetts

"Apricot Faerie Queen" digitalis
Yellow and purple baptisia

Michaela Jebb, North Adams, Massachusetts

A display of purple and white, from a recent hike on Sawteeth Mountain in New York.

 Emily Spiegelman, Wendell, Massachusetts

Companion of Serenity tree peony

Deb Burns, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Rambling roses
Evening iris
(I ate this strawberry right after I took this photo.)

Mary Velgos, North Adams, Massachusetts 

These were taken on a trip to Peek’s Island, Maine.
Chive bud
Lady bug and chive

Alee Moncy, Pittsfield, Massachusetts


Gwen Steege, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Pink peony in a green sea
Climbing hydrangea

MaryAnn Nรธbben, Norway

First time I have seen this shaded poppy and it’s lovely. I have three of them!
Forget-me-nots (domestic, not wild) hey spread themselves everywhere, to my great pleasure! 
A kind of non-fruiting strawberry, spreading on the roof of my garden shed.
Tiny wild violets that I have transplanted and are now spreading in all the little nooks and crannies in the garden. 

Caroline Spear, Stonington, Maine

Columbine, Barlow strain
Johnson’s Blue Geranium 
Larch tree cone bud (tree also known as tamarack and hackmatack
Naturalized lupines (with yellow hawkweed and daisies) along the coast of Maine, apple trees in bloom in far background (left)

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